Vacation (Cancelled)

First week of January, I filed a vacation for July (summer vacation). Everyone in the family was excited, especially the children. My youngest even boasted to his teacher that we will have vacation to the Philippines and the teacher nodded smilingly at him. I made an early booking for a round trip ticket to avail the lower fare. We made plans and itineraries. Made a list of goods and gifts to purchase for the relatives in the Philippines. Lastly, I already confirmed my appointment to the hospital for my “Executive Check-up”. So, everything was set.

Yesterday, a colleague approached at my table and handed to me a paper and said; “Make me an LPO and issue the ticket.” When I read the booking, I was disgusted. He is also leaving on he same month! Departure on first week of July and return on September. He will spend two months vacation, and I cannot have my own. 😦

Before I made my booking, I told him my plan. He said that I am not allowed to file a leave on this month, as the bosses will leave for summer vacation and a lot of work to do before that. But, I still pursue my plan as I know that they will be out of the country once I leave.

We are five staff in our department and one is my boss. This guy and I have a common task, and we cannot both file a leave. He is superior to me so I consider his approval aside from my boss approval. Now, out of the blue, he has this booking pop out in front of me. I was so angry to the point of cursing him silently. So, he has this hidden agenda why he blocked my vacation!

The planned vacation was cancelled and the children have no idea about it. They are still excited. My youngest said that he is going to buy special gift for “Mama and Papa Gang”, my sister and brother in-law who takes care of them 2 years ago when I left them in the Philippines. My eldest said that he is looking forward to meet their cousins and bring them toys. Now, everything was cancelled.

I hope they will understand once I told them… and we will just look forward on the next summer vacation.

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